Monday, April 17, 2017

Statement of facts: Part I

Image result for storytellingThat the title of today's Moskovitz on Appeals column, about presenting what he calls "procedural" and "substantive" facts, both of which need to be a in brief. Procedural facts should begin with the complaint and end with the notice of appeal. In between, describe only the procedural events relevant to the issues on appeal. He also urges brief writers to "ditch the dates," meaning don't bother with specific dates that don't matter to the story.

Speaking of good stories, there's this one today...

And if you're looking for tips to draft a good story, consider Bryan Garner's Advanced Legal Writing & Editing program, April 26 at the Omni in DTLA.